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Eggs with yucky fluid on the outside

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nu2chixinmo, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. nu2chixinmo

    nu2chixinmo In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2007
    Sturgeon, MO
    Bare with me, I am new to this, as my username states.

    A friend of mine has some Araunca hens that lay beautiful colored eggs, just recently one of them has laid the eggs with a fluid sac on the outside of the egg.... What is the cause of this, and is it normal?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    One of my Ameraucana hens laid an egg like this a while back. I was never able to find out what it was, or what caused it. She's not laid another like it since. Maybe you'll be able to find the answers that I could not.
  3. JamesC

    JamesC In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    It's a very unusual thing, but sometimes a fully formed egg will travel back inside the oviduct were to where the albumen and membranes are deposited. It's possible to have an egg laid that has a complete egg inside of it. In this case there was no shell deposited, just some albumen and a membrane.
    I'm sure it's not a problem, just a one time occurrance.

  4. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Wow, the things one learns here!
    I had never heard of that happening. [​IMG]
    Thanks, JamesC, I'll file that away and hope I don't have it happen with one of my chickens! [​IMG]

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